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“Older hotel, but pretty decent for the $$$” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coachman Inn
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Poulsbo, Washington
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Older hotel, but pretty decent for the $$$”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

As you approach the hotel, your first impression is, "uh-oh...this doesn't look like much!". But, once you get there, you realize that the rooms (though older) are clean, everything works, TV has expanded COMCAST selections, and there's even a small (but clean!) pool available for the kids! Also, we noticed the front desk has a large computer screen constantly showing views from the 15 security cameras stationed on the grounds. AND, the included Continental Breakfast was actually pretty good! [Lots of milk, creamer, OJ, butter, cream cheese in a separate mini-fridge at the end of the breakfast bar!] A great value for the money!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chris Q
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I both went to WWU and recently had to return to Bellingham. We decided on the Coachman because of it's great reviews, low prices, and proximity to campus. We were both very surprised at how nice it is. As far as amenities go, it is a dated motel. But that's more than made up for by the clean rooms and amazing service. We chatted for awhile with the owner after our first night and he couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. There's plenty of parking outside each room and a great continental breakfast. Will stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jon_and_Becki
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Marietta, Georgia
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220 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Small family owned motel, convenient location right off I-5 in Bellingham.

Our room was sparkling clean and bed was comfortable, and the price was certainly right.

I would have no hesitation to stay here again or to recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank springlering
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Volcano, California
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332 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is a great older property, updated and clean. Front desk service is excellent. WiFi worked well, and they have a more than adequate continental breakfast. Several restaurants are right across the street.

Room Tip: Room 118 is quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank rwwaugh
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Nanaimo, Canada
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64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great price, great service, clean and comfortable room. Its not the greatest looking place from the outside, but the rooms are nice, clean and the beds are comfortable. Located right off the freeway and not much of a drive to Bellingham Airport.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kdasher911
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Encinitas, California
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115 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Over the last two decades we’ve stayed at the Coachman Inn about two dozen times and we’ve never been disappointed. We can always count on a friendly reception from the courteous owners and staff, and a clean, comfortable, quiet room. The room rates are excellent and other guests staying here tend to be courteous.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is provided. It consists of bagels, croissants, hard boiled eggs, cereal, bananas, and fruit. Beverage choices are coffee, orange juice, bottled water, and milk. There are also many restaurants in the immediate area if that is desired, and access to them is easy.

This hotel is conveniently located just off I-5, one of the first southern exits into Bellingham, and access to the airport from the hotel is straightforward. After a good night’s sleep and a spot of breakfast, we’re on our way again. Check-in and check-out procedures are simple and convenient.

The hotel complex consists of several buildings and we usually opt to stay on the second floor in a non smoking room. The room is rather basic with a comfortable bed, lamp, TV, bathroom , etc. , and the room is always clean.

Room Tip: Book early because this hotel is popular.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leonard K
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Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Our rooms were clean and surprisingly quiet - couldn't hear the freeway noise at all inside. Front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. Rates were great and the location was convenient! The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was OK - bagels, hard boiled eggs, bananas, cereal, and packaged sweets were available. Their beverage choices were great - coffee, orange juice, bottled water, and milk. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BlueSkiesFromNowOn
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Property: Coachman Inn
Address: 120 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225-6097
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Coachman Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good quality rooms at a fair price. complementary breakfast, wireless internet, extended cable with 10 HBO channels, free local calls, Fitness center with Dry Sauna, heated swimming pool, and coin laundry on site. Clean and comfortable rooms and customer service at its best. ... more   less 
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